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Joining the Volkswagen GTI and GTD is the new Golf GTE, a performance plug-in hybrid that puts down as much power as a GTI. According to AutoExpress, a prototype they drove last year hit 62 mph in 7.6 seconds while emitting 60 percent less CO2 than a Toyota Prius. Power comes from a 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder engine making 148 horsepower, mated to a 108 horsepower electric motor.

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Volkswagen Brings Golf GTD To America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/volkswagen-brings-golf-gtd-to-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/volkswagen-brings-golf-gtd-to-america/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:18:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480207

VW will reward the manual-diesel-wagon brigade with not one but two products set to satiate your Euro lust. In addition to the next generation Golf Variant (aka the Jetta SportWagen), Volkswagen confirmed that the next-gen Golf GTD will make it to our shores as well.

The new GTD is a bit down on horsepower compared to the GTI – 182 horsepower versus 220 – but crushes the 2.0T car with its 280 lb-ft of torque. Powertrains aside, the GTD should have a chassis more closely set up to GTI standards rather than the civilian-spec Golf TDI. The only downside will be the wait – the North American GTD won’t be available until model year 2015, which means a minimum wait of a year before it goes on sale.

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